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Seven down, four to go. In this form, who would bet against Jamie Vardy matching – or even surpassing - his own scoring record?

As Leicester continue their march towards a top-four finish, so the forward continues to break new ground.

On Wednesday night the 32-year-old netted for the seventh straight league game, and his fourth consecutive match against Watford.

Leicester striker Jamie Vardy (above) scored in his seventh successive match

Leicester striker Jamie Vardy (above) scored in his seventh successive match

Vardy scored from the penalty spot in the 55th minute after Adam Masina fouled Jonny Evans

Vardy scored from the penalty spot in the 55th minute after Adam Masina fouled Jonny Evans

MATCH FACTS AND LEAGUE TABLE

LEICESTER (4-3-3): Schmeichel 6; Ricardo 6.5, Evans 7, Soyuncu 6, Fuchs 6; Ndidi 6, Tielemans 6 (Choudhury 69, 6), Maddison 6.5; Perez 5 (Praet 46, 6.5), Barnes 6.5 (Justin 80, 6), Vardy 7.5

Subs not used: Morgan, Albrighton, Ward, Iheanacho

Goals: Vardy 55, Maddison 90

Yellow cards: Soyuncu, Vardy, Ndidi

Manager: Brendan Rodgers 7

WATFORD (4-4-2): Foster 6.5; Femenia 5, Mariappa 5.5, Cathcart 6.5, Masina 5; Hughes 6 (Quina 83, 6), Doucoure 6.5, Capoue 6, Sarr 6; Deulofeu 6 (Success 77, 6), Deeney 6 (Gray 87)

Subs not used: Gomes, Chalobah, Dele-Bashiru, Foulquier

Yellow cards: Deulofeu

Manager: Hayden Mullins 6

Referee: Craig Pawson

Attendance: 31, 763

Premier League Premier League Championship League One League Two Scottish Premiership Scottish Div 1 Scottish Div 2 Scottish Div 3 Ligue 1 Serie A La Liga Bundesliga

 

 

It’s his best run since 2015 when he managed to score in 11 on the bounce. Last night his second-half penalty set Leicester on course for three points against the league’s basement club, who need a new manager and new impetus. And fast. They can’t defend and have trouble scoring, too. 

As they pushed for an equaliser deep into stoppage time, James Maddison broke away and made sure of the win. The challenge for Vardy and Leicester now is to continue in this vein. Here they went them back up to second, even after their No 9 was denied a clear first-half spot kick for an apparent dive.

The striker is now the first ever Foxes player to reach 50 Premier League goals at home. It has taken him just 96 appearances.

Leicester striker Jamie Vardy was tripped by Watford's Adrian Mariappa in the box

Leicester striker Jamie Vardy was tripped by Watford's Adrian Mariappa in the box

The Leicester striker was booked for simulation by referee Craig Pawson in the first-half

The Leicester striker was booked for simulation by referee Craig Pawson in the first-half

The decision was backed by VAR despite replays showing Mariappa tripping Vardy

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The decision was backed by VAR despite replays showing Mariappa tripping Vardy

The records are racking up for Watford,

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